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Have you had 15 minutes of fame?

  1. innerspin profile image92
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    Have you had 15 minutes of fame?

    If so, did you enjoy it?

  2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    Yes...in fact, I've had those 15 minutes several times!  One was when I actually made it on screen in the movie Cocoon !!, and another was when I was interviewed on the radio for almost two hours about a book I wrote.

    1. innerspin profile image92
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Both those sound cool! I hope your book did well.

  3. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Yes. I wrote a book and the town I live in made a big deal out of it. There was an article in the newspaper and the local bookstore had me in for a book signing and several people wanted my autograph in church that Sunday and were all abuzz.  It was embarrassing and I have to say, no I did not enjoy it. I am uncomfortable with that kind of attention.

    1. innerspin profile image92
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can understand that, duffsmom. I used to hate being singled out at school to have my stories read to the class. Loved the writing bit, not the attention.

  4. Ciel Clark profile image81
    Ciel Clarkposted 5 years ago

    Yes, and did not enjoy it!  I did a few commercials in Taiwan and really enjoyed all of the process up to the part where I started getting recognized on the street.  Very uncomfortable.  There is something unsettling about being approached by strangers who feel like they know you... 

    I have since turned down a few things for this reason -- maybe later I won't have a problem with it, but for now I like privacy.

    1. innerspin profile image92
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It would be interesting to see " behind the scenes" of the commercials.  Getting recognised does sound unsettling. Thanks for replying.

  5. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    No, and to be totally honest I don't care to have my 15 minutes of fame as long as I can live a life that when I'm gone people can honestly say that I was a good christian Man. That is for me my 15 minutes of fame, for my family and friends to know I am in Heaven waiting on them.

    1. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful, @JThomp42. I sincerely hope you accomplish it.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you lone. I sincerely appreciate that!

  6. lorddraven2000 profile image90
    lorddraven2000posted 5 years ago

    Several times, lol. I was a pro wrestler, the guitarist for Eastern KY's hottest contemporary christian band and I toured as bass player with a gospel band.

  7. Goody5 profile image65
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    I never had 15 minutes of fame, but I did once have a full 25 seconds of fame, and yes I enjoyed it very much.

  8. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Several times and each time there was a certain amount of pleasure attached to it. But I've never craved fame.

    I've been in television twice in Los Angeles, both regarding my space related artwork.

    I've had several one-person showings of my artwork, including Griffith Observatory (6-month display, filling east-wing display cases; plus 7-year display in main rotunda). I've also had a one-person showing at the Bonaventure Hotel, downtown L.A.

    And I've had screen credit for some of my paintings (Saul Bass / George Mather production, of Ray Bradbury short, Quest, Pyramid Media, Santa Monica, CA, 1984).

    I also co-authored a novel with John Dalmas which received positive reviews (Touch the Stars: Emergence, Tor Books, 1983).

    Plus, I've been interviewed via Skype for a radio program in California while I lived here in the Philippines. The subject was regarding my www.MissionAtlantis.com website and 2 non-fiction books I'm in the process of writing.

    Fame can help in certain types of careers, but I prefer anonymity and to help others without fanfare. Only by eliminating ego (not feeding it) can I ever hope to follow Christ fully.

    1. innerspin profile image92
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting,thanks for the reply.

 
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